HC Deb 26 January 2004 vol 417 cc206-7W
Mr. Lazarowicz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria his Department uses when deciding whether a leaflet which it publishes is to be made available only on its website. [149559]

Fiona Mactaggart

The decision process to make information available only on the Home Office website is as follows:

The target audience for every publication is ascertained at the initial planning stage of each project.

If, after investigation, it is the case that the most cost-effective and efficient method of disseminating the information is by way of the website then that method would be employed. The approved information will also be sent for Legal Deposit in compliance with the Legal Deposit Act 2003 extension covering non-printed materials.

Informability aspects are also considered at this initial stage, therefore the document may appear in additional formats such as the Welsh or ethnic minority languages or in formats for people with disabilities.